Archive | May 2013

4 Reasons You Need to Make Sure Your Yard Drains Properly

It’s not uncommon for a homeowner to have drainage issues. Typically this is due to a yard suffering from improper drainage. While it is a problem often ignored, here are a few reasons you need to act now to remedy your drainage woes.

1. The water could sit up against your basement walls and cause them to collapse.

Often when yards don’t drain properly, the water ends up sitting up against the house. What happens then is that the water puts pressure against the basement walls. While you might think that the pressure could be that great, you need to realize that the constant push of the water can actually begin to make the walls bow. As you can imagine, this isn’t exactly safe. In fact, in some extreme cases, failing to remedy the situation could lead to collapsing walls. Consider the consequences to your family if your home’s foundation caved in. The results could be devastating, if not life threatening.

2. The water could seep into your basement and cause mold growth.

A wet basement is not uncommon. In fact, it is much more common than most people realize. However, just because it’s common does not mean it’s good. In fact, a wet basement could ruin your entire home. Case in point-mold. It is not uncommon for a wet basement to breed mold. And once mold starts to grow, you’re in big trouble. That’s because mold often moves through airborne spores. When the spores hit the air, the mold will spread through your home like wild fire. At the very least, you can expect your allergies to go crazy. Expect wheezing, sneezing, and more. In the worst case scenarios, if your basement breeds black mold, the results could be deadly. Your best bet is to seal up that basement and fix your drainage issues right away.

3. Poor drainage can kill your grass and plants.

Sure your vegetation needs plenty of water, but if water ponds in specific areas of your lawn, well, let’s just say it can get too much of a good thing. The same thing goes for flower beds. Yes, you need to make sure they get water, but flooding the beds will do nothing but kill all the vegetation it the water’s path. So unless you plan on replanting every month or two, you need to get that drainage fixed.

4. You could flood your neighbor’s yards.

In other cases, your yard and home aren’t the biggest issues. Instead, your relationship with your neighbor is at stake. That’s because the improper yard drainage you have might be sending water flowing into your neighbor’s yards. And guess what? They’re going to get awful sick of their swampy yard. As soon as they find out that your poor drainage is the culprit, you can bet they will be coming to you demanding a solution. Why not solve the problem now before things get worse?
 
Have problems with your drainage? Get them fixed now. Hire a professional contractor specializing in drainage issues.

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